tree and root series

A portfolio category of hand blown art glass work from the Tree and Root Series. These glass vases and vessels have a connecting theme. The wok from this category can also be viewed from The Tree and Root Series page found from the top menu.

Chalice Root

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Chalice Root

When it comes to an art glass sculptural vessel by Bernard Katz, the Chalice Root is unequaled.  Combining the illusion of organic growth with a structured form, demonstrates both the fluid yet controlled world of glass blowing. Often asked, “Are the dark colored vines or branch like parts glass?” Yes, the Chalice Root is all glass. The three dimensional elements are applied during the final stages in the hot blowing process. Like most of the work we do, blowing the piece is just the start. It then begins its long journey through the cold working process of masking, sandblasting,...

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Bellied Root Vessel

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Bellied Root Vessel

The Bellied Root Vessel is a hand blown glass vessel that has clear glass elements that  have been applied during the blowing process. Bernard Katz feels that this adds  greater three dimensional relief to the surface of this glass vessel. The clear glass bits are applied while the glass piece is hot. There is a meticulous amount of masking areas to protect while this piece is being sand blasted during the cold working process.     shown in gold topaz color size: 11″ x 8″ also available in sunset salmon, jade, blue, and amethyst $1250.    ...

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Large Root Vase

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Large Root Vase

This ‘limited edition’ sculptural glass vase embodies all the aspects from the Tree and Root Series. This is the statement piece from this series by Bernard Katz Glass. The two dimensional and three dimensional elements are combined creating a vertical panoramic view of this naturalistic form. *This is a limited edition series of 25. Each piece is signed and numbered. This sculptural glass vase is extensively cold worked after the blowing process. shown in the sunset salmon color size: 20″- 22″ tall $3200.     Featured in World Art Glass Quarterly Magazine...

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Birch Vase

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Birch Vase

Sharing similar attributes with the Birch Vessel, the Birch Vase is done in a more vertical vase form. This hand blown glass vase embodies Bernard’ s sensibility with naturalistic motifs. Cutting away the outer layer of colored glass through sandblasting, the inner transparent color is revealed. Added details are carved by hand. shown in the blue color size: 14″ tall also available in sunset salmon, jade, gold topaz, and amethyst $980....

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Birch Vessel in sunset salmon

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Birch Vessel in sunset salmon

While living and working in Colorado, the backdrop of aspen trees provided the inspiration for the Birch Vase. Birch trees and aspen trees seemed similar to the novice  like myself. Since Bernard grew up in Pennsylvania, he decided to name this hand blown glass vessel after the birch tree. The Birch Vessel is comprised of multiple thin layers of color. The outer layers of color have been sand blasted away leaving the illusion of birch trees.     shown in sunset salmon color size: 11.5″ x 10.5″ also available in jade, gold topaz, blue, and amethyst $980....

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Pine Vase

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Pine Vase

Having lived in the Pacific Northwestern part of the United States,  Bernard Katz was inspired by the pine forest surroundings. Each glass vase is hand blown and extensively cold worked. The Pine Vase has a layer of transparent color on the inside with a dark layer of color on the outside. The outer layer has been sandblasted to reveal the inner color. shown in topaz color size: 14″ tall available in jade, sunset salmon, blue, and amethyst $950.    ...

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